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COVID-19 INFORMATION: Florida Department of Health Center for Disease Control CDC Recommendations for Mitigation Strategies Recent Releases: Community Testing Program - May 4, 2020 State and Pinellas County Guidance for Phase 1 Re-Opening: May 1, 2020 Pinellas Cares Funds For Individuals and Businesses - Deadline Extended through June 30 Previous County Orders: Pinellas County Emergency Executive Orders Library Governor’s Executive Order April 1, 2020 State and County Order Guidance - Implementing Governor’s Executive Order Updated April 9, 2020 Summary of Safer At Home Order - Effective March 26, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. Pinellas County Safer At Home - Resolution 20-20 Safer At Home - Frequently Asked Questions FAQs Notice For Posting at “Non-Essential” Businesses Letter from Sheriff Gualtieri regarding Beach Access and Establishments Serving Alcohol - March 18, 2020 Pinellas County Resolution 20-16: Restaurant Alcohol Sales Prohibited After 10 PM State of Florida - Statewide Orders: Governor’s Executive Order April 1, 2020 Governor’s Executive Order March 20, 2020 - Gyms and Restaurants Governor’s Executive Order March 17, 2020 - Bars, Nightclubs, Beaches and Restaurants Tarpon Springs Building Development and Planning Department Procedures: Temporary Changes to Tarpon Springs Permit Application Submittal Process Video Inspections for Occupied Residential Properties Planning Department - Temporary Application Processing Protocols Tarpon Springs Executive Order March 17, 2020 Notice to Tarpon Springs Utility Customers: The City of Tarpon Springs understands the concerns and uncertainty surrounding the Coronavirus, and are being responsive to the needs of our residents. Please be advised that utility payments are not waived. To assist our customers we have currently suspended shutting off utility services for non-payment, and any penalties incurred, to give our customers additional time for those having financial hardships. For the safety of our residents and staff, we encourage customers when making payments to use the drive-thru window, drop box, or one of our other payment options. Those options are: Pay by phone (Automated system) (727) 942-5614 (option 1) Pay by phone (Representative) (727) 942-5614 (option 2) On-line Mail CITY OF TARPON SPRINGS FACILITY UPDATES, CANCELLATIONS AND POSTPONEMENTS: CITY HALL COMPLEX: The City Hall complex of offices is closed to the public. Walk-Up lobby and/or Drive-Through service is open from 8:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. for Building Development, Utility Billing and the City Clerk and Collector. Access for Permit Applications in the Building Department is described in the attached document. Staff are in the office and available via telephone or email. Visit our Contacts page for specific department information or call our main number 727- 938-3711 or email cityhelp@ctsfl.us for assistance. All Special Events and Performances are cancelled/postponed until further notice. Watch our Event Calendar for updates and reschedule dates. Ticket Sales for performances will be conducted via telephone or on-line only. 727-727-942-5605 or visit www.tarponarts.org FACILITIES RE-OPENED The facilities below are scheduled to re-open in accordance with State and County guidance. Social Distancing guidelines are required at all facilities! Now Open: Playgrounds (Open June 1st) Basketball Courts (Open June 1st) Fitness Park (Open June 1st) Sunset Beach (Shelters open June 1st) City Marina Tennis Courts North Anclote Nature Park Tarpon Springs Municipal Golf Course - Special Regulations - Click here for details including 50% capacity, payment by credit card only and reservations required. Sports Fields: Sisler Field, Jasmine Sports Complex, Riverside Field, Rotary Park & Dorsett Park (recreational use only, no organized league play or practices - social distancing guidelines must continue to be observed or fields will have to be closed again) Dog Park Richard Erwin Park Highland Nature Park Library - Curbside Pick-up Now Available. More Information at http://tarponlibrary.org/curbside/ Library - Limited hours begin on June 1. Monday - Friday 10am-1pm and 3pm-6pm. Saturday 10am-1pm and 3pm-5pm. Closed 1-3pm daily for cleaning. Yardwaste Facility open Monday - Friday. Saturday hours resume on June 6th. Facilities that Remain Closed Recreation Department Facilities and Activities Community Center Craig Park Recreation Center Splash Park - Plan for limited opening in progress Gro Group Performing Arts Center Heritage Center Museum Safford House Museum Cultural Center Public Safety Facility - only individuals with official police/fire department business will be admitted. Crime reports will be taken via telephone or outside the building whenever possible. Cycadia Cemetery Office/Staff Hours by appointment only. Cemetery grounds will remain open regular hours. Call 727-942-5622 for information or to set an appointment. Recreation Summer Camp Cancelled The Recreation Division’s Summer Camp program for 2020 has been cancelled in an abundance of caution and concern for the health and safety of campers, their families and our staff. Contact the Recreation Division for any questions at 727-942-5628 or via email at TarponRec@ctsfl.us. All Advisory Board Meetings are being conducted virtually until further notice. All non-essential in-person meetings in City facilities are cancelled until further notice. The Board of Commissioners meeting scheduled for June 9, 2020 is scheduled to proceed virtually. Interested parties are encouraged to watch the meeting live on our television broadcast (Spectrum Channel 641 / WOW Channel 15 / Frontier Channel 21), or on our YouTube channel or to participate in the meeting virtually. Go to our Agenda page for more details. Comments may be emailed prior to 5:30 P.M. on the day of the meeting to to BOCPublicComments@ctsfl.us. Please include your name and address. Business Resources: Resources for Businesses in Tarpon Springs and Pinellas County Business News Related to COVID-19 How You Can Support Tarpon Springs Businesses Tarpon Springs Restaurants Offering Take-Out / Delivery Options Emergency Bridge Loan Program for Small Businesses Impacted by COVID-19 SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans: working capital loans to assist small businesses meet financial obligations Tarpon Springs Economic Development Newsletter March 20, 2020 Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council - Resources for Small Businesses in the Tampa Bay Area The Small Business Owner’s Guide to the CARES Act Pinellas County: Pinellas County Schools - Health and Safety Updates Pinellas County Information Pinellas County Situation Report March 26, 2020 AdventHealth Updates to Policy for COVID-19 Outbreak Elective Surgical Procedures Under the governor’s executive order on elective surgery, AdventHealth will immediately: Postpone all inpatient surgeries that are not time sensitive. Postpone all outpatient surgeries that are not time sensitive. Postpone all outpatient procedures in diagnostic centers that are not time sensitive. AdventHealth will provide surgery only to patients whose needs are imminently life threatening, with malignancy that could progress, or with active symptoms that require urgent and immediate care. This decision allows us to further plan for the increased need for hospital beds, resources, and advocate for patient and team member safety. Visitor Policy Changes After much discussion with clinical leaders and physicians, AdventHealth will update its visitation policy. Effective Monday, March 23, no visitors will be allowed inside AdventHealth hospitals in the West Florida Division, except for special circumstances, which includes AdventHealth North Pinellas. Visitation will be continued for special circumstances, including end-of-life situations. Visitation will also be permitted if the visitor is the power-of-attorney or medical decision-maker. Other exceptions include: Patients under the age of 18 may be accompanied by one adult visitor (parent, legally authorized person or caregiver). No additional visitors or siblings allowed. Obstetric patients can have one adult visitor. Exceptions will be made for extenuating circumstances such as imminent end-of-life or unique patient needs for support. In all circumstances, visitors who are sick will not be permitted to enter the hospital, unless they are seeking personal medical care. We realize this will impact patients and their families, and we will constantly evaluate the need for this policy and will modify it when we believe it is safe for visitors to return. We know how important is for families and friend to stay connected to their loved ones, so we strongly encourage them to remain closely connected through virtual tools, including Skype, FaceTime, text messaging, and phone. Please visit our dedicated website (www.CoronavirusSignsAndSymptoms.com) and don’t hesitate reaching out to me at any time. I will continue to share pertinent information as it becomes available. Additional Resources Pasco County Schools COVID-19 Information Pasco County Closures and Cancellations Florida Department of Economic Opportunity - Unemployment Claims On-Line Apply for EBT Benefits Career Source Pinellas Tarpon Springs Shepherd Center - 727-939-1400
City of Tarpon Springs
Copyright © 2019 City of Tarpon Springs. Accessibility

COVID-19 Information

and Closings

COVID-19 INFORMATION: Florida Department of Health Center for Disease Control CDC Recommendations for Mitigation Strategies Recent Releases: Community Testing Program - May 4, 2020 State and Pinellas County Guidance for Phase 1 Re-Opening: May 1, 2020 Pinellas Cares Funds For Individuals and Businesses - Deadline Extended through June 30 Previous County Orders: Pinellas County Emergency Executive Orders Library Governor’s Executive Order April 1, 2020 State and County Order Guidance - Implementing Governor’s Executive Order Updated April 9, 2020 Summary of Safer At Home Order - Effective March 26, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. Pinellas County Safer At Home - Resolution 20-20 Safer At Home - Frequently Asked Questions FAQs Notice For Posting at “Non-Essential” Businesses Letter from Sheriff Gualtieri regarding Beach Access and Establishments Serving Alcohol - March 18, 2020 Pinellas County Resolution 20-16: Restaurant Alcohol Sales Prohibited After 10 PM State of Florida - Statewide Orders: Governor’s Executive Order April 1, 2020 Governor’s Executive Order March 20, 2020 - Gyms and Restaurants Governor’s Executive Order March 17, 2020 - Bars, Nightclubs, Beaches and Restaurants Tarpon Springs Building Development and Planning Department Procedures: Temporary Changes to Tarpon Springs Permit Application Submittal Process Video Inspections for Occupied Residential Properties Planning Department - Temporary Application Processing Protocols Tarpon Springs Executive Order March 17, 2020 Notice to Tarpon Springs Utility Customers: The City of Tarpon Springs understands the concerns and uncertainty surrounding the Coronavirus, and are being responsive to the needs of our residents. Please be advised that utility payments are not waived. To assist our customers we have currently suspended shutting off utility services for non-payment, and any penalties incurred, to give our customers additional time for those having financial hardships. For the safety of our residents and staff, we encourage customers when making payments to use the drive-thru window, drop box, or one of our other payment options. Those options are: Pay by phone (Automated system) (727) 942-5614 (option 1) Pay by phone (Representative) (727) 942-5614 (option 2) On-line Mail CITY OF TARPON SPRINGS FACILITY UPDATES, CANCELLATIONS AND POSTPONEMENTS: CITY HALL COMPLEX: The City Hall complex of offices is closed to the public. Walk-Up lobby and/or Drive-Through service is open from 8:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. for Building Development, Utility Billing and the City Clerk and Collector. Access for Permit Applications in the Building Department is described in the attached document. Staff are in the office and available via telephone or email. Visit our Contacts page for specific department information or call our main number 727- 938-3711 or email cityhelp@ctsfl.us for assistance. All Special Events and Performances are cancelled/postponed until further notice. Watch our Event Calendar for updates and reschedule dates. Ticket Sales for performances will be conducted via telephone or on-line only. 727-727-942-5605 or visit www.tarponarts.org FACILITIES RE-OPENED The facilities below are scheduled to re-open in accordance with State and County guidance. Social Distancing guidelines are required at all facilities! Now Open: Playgrounds (Open June 1st) Basketball Courts (Open June 1st) Fitness Park (Open June 1st) Sunset Beach (Shelters open June 1st) City Marina Tennis Courts North Anclote Nature Park Tarpon Springs Municipal Golf Course - Special Regulations - Click here for details including 50% capacity, payment by credit card only and reservations required. Sports Fields: Sisler Field, Jasmine Sports Complex, Riverside Field, Rotary Park & Dorsett Park (recreational use only, no organized league play or practices - social distancing guidelines must continue to be observed or fields will have to be closed again) Dog Park Richard Erwin Park Highland Nature Park Library - Curbside Pick-up Now Available. More Information at http://tarponlibrary.org/curbside/ Library - Limited hours begin on June 1. Monday - Friday 10am-1pm and 3pm-6pm. Saturday 10am- 1pm and 3pm-5pm. Closed 1-3pm daily for cleaning. Yardwaste Facility open Monday - Friday. Saturday hours resume on June 6th. Facilities that Remain Closed Recreation Department Facilities and Activities Community Center Craig Park Recreation Center Splash Park - Plan for limited opening in progress Gro Group Performing Arts Center Heritage Center Museum Safford House Museum Cultural Center Public Safety Facility - only individuals with official police/fire department business will be admitted. Crime reports will be taken via telephone or outside the building whenever possible. Cycadia Cemetery Office/Staff Hours by appointment only. Cemetery grounds will remain open regular hours. Call 727-942- 5622 for information or to set an appointment. Recreation Summer Camp Cancelled The Recreation Division’s Summer Camp program for 2020 has been cancelled in an abundance of caution and concern for the health and safety of campers, their families and our staff. Contact the Recreation Division for any questions at 727-942-5628 or via email at TarponRec@ctsfl.us. All Advisory Board Meetings are being conducted virtually until further notice. All non-essential in-person meetings in City facilities are cancelled until further notice. The Board of Commissioners meeting scheduled for June 9, 2020 is scheduled to proceed virtually. Interested parties are encouraged to watch the meeting live on our television broadcast (Spectrum Channel 641 / WOW Channel 15 / Frontier Channel 21), or on our YouTube channel or to participate in the meeting virtually. Go to our Agenda page for more details. Comments may be emailed prior to 5:30 P.M. on the day of the meeting to to BOCPublicComments@ctsfl.us. Please include your name and address. Business Resources: Resources for Businesses in Tarpon Springs and Pinellas County Business News Related to COVID-19 How You Can Support Tarpon Springs Businesses Tarpon Springs Restaurants Offering Take-Out / Delivery Options Emergency Bridge Loan Program for Small Businesses Impacted by COVID-19 SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans: working capital loans to assist small businesses meet financial obligations Tarpon Springs Economic Development Newsletter March 20, 2020 Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council - Resources for Small Businesses in the Tampa Bay Area The Small Business Owner’s Guide to the CARES Act Pinellas County: Pinellas County Schools - Health and Safety Updates Pinellas County Information Pinellas County Situation Report March 26, 2020 AdventHealth Updates to Policy for COVID-19 Outbreak Elective Surgical Procedures Under the governor’s executive order on elective surgery, AdventHealth will immediately: Postpone all inpatient surgeries that are not time sensitive. Postpone all outpatient surgeries that are not time sensitive. Postpone all outpatient procedures in diagnostic centers that are not time sensitive. AdventHealth will provide surgery only to patients whose needs are imminently life threatening, with malignancy that could progress, or with active symptoms that require urgent and immediate care. This decision allows us to further plan for the increased need for hospital beds, resources, and advocate for patient and team member safety. Visitor Policy Changes After much discussion with clinical leaders and physicians, AdventHealth will update its visitation policy. Effective Monday, March 23, no visitors will be allowed inside AdventHealth hospitals in the West Florida Division, except for special circumstances, which includes AdventHealth North Pinellas. Visitation will be continued for special circumstances, including end-of-life situations. Visitation will also be permitted if the visitor is the power-of-attorney or medical decision-maker. Other exceptions include: Patients under the age of 18 may be accompanied by one adult visitor (parent, legally authorized person or caregiver). No additional visitors or siblings allowed. Obstetric patients can have one adult visitor. Exceptions will be made for extenuating circumstances such as imminent end-of-life or unique patient needs for support. In all circumstances, visitors who are sick will not be permitted to enter the hospital, unless they are seeking personal medical care. We realize this will impact patients and their families, and we will constantly evaluate the need for this policy and will modify it when we believe it is safe for visitors to return. We know how important is for families and friend to stay connected to their loved ones, so we strongly encourage them to remain closely connected through virtual tools, including Skype, FaceTime, text messaging, and phone. Please visit our dedicated website (www.CoronavirusSignsAndSymptoms.com) and don’t hesitate reaching out to me at any time. I will continue to share pertinent information as it becomes available. Additional Resources Pasco County Schools COVID-19 Information Pasco County Closures and Cancellations Florida Department of Economic Opportunity - Unemployment Claims On-Line Apply for EBT Benefits Career Source Pinellas Tarpon Springs Shepherd Center - 727-939-1400
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